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Everyday Heroes: Letter Writing to Essential Workers

November 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

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This November 27th PA Day, join guest artist Whitney French as she leads an online letter-writing workshop for students aged 7-12. Pick up a free letter writing kit from WAHC Tuesday, November 24 – Friday, November 27, 10am-4pm to use alongside the workshop (while quantities last). Gratitude for essential workers will be explored within the context of COVID-19 by discussing what an essential worker is and how their efforts impact us. Students will learn about the basic components of a letter, and compose and decorate their own letters that can be mailed to an everyday hero, an essential worker in their community.

The online workshop is available here:

Whitney French is a writer and multidisciplinary artist. She is also a literacy advocate with over 10 years of experience teaching children, youth and adults as a certified arts-educator. Her community work has allowed her to facilitate over 400 workshops in schools, community centres, prisons, group-homes and First Nations reserves. Whitney French is the editor of the anthology Black Writers Matter and the co-founder of the Black queer feminist press Hush Harbour. Currently, she lives in Toronto.

Questions? Looking for more Information? Contact Sonali Menezes, Programming and Exhibitions Specialist at sonali@wahc-museum.ca or 905-522-3003 ex. 29.

Everyday Heroes: Letter Writing to Essential Workers is made possible through the support of Ontario Arts Council, the City of Hamilton, the Province of Ontario, CUPE, CBTU, HDLC, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5       905.522.3003       Public Hours: Click here